Gas prices climb 11 cents to another new state record

Friday was the third day in a row that Minnesota set a new record for highest average price. 

A gas station in Plymouth displays prices of $4.64 Friday. (Alpha News)

Minnesota has seen one of the highest increases in gas prices in the nation over the last week, according to AAA.

Between May 26 and June 2, average prices increased by 18 cents in Minnesota, the 10th-largest weekly increase in the nation.

Between Thursday and Friday, prices jumped another 11 cents to an average price of $4.50 statewide. Friday was the third day in a row that Minnesota set a new record for highest average price.

Prices have jumped by 60 cents over the past month, according to AAA data.

Nationally, the average American is now paying $4.76 per gallon, another new record. Prices have increased by 17 cents in a week.

Average prices in all 50 states are still above $4 per gallon. California is the only state with an average price above $6 per gallon. Average prices in Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Arizona, and Illinois are all above $5 per gallon.

Some Minnesotans told Alpha News reporter Liz Collin that they are feeling the pain.

“Inflation now has caused retirement to be very sad,” one man said. “No road trips and hardly eating out. Now eating just two meals a day and it’s only getting worse.”